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My Obsession with Franken-Polish

September 20, 2013  | 

I have a small obsession with indie/franken polishes that has almost consumed what little free time I have. I haven't purchased any because I know I can make some. I do, however, love coming across different

Keywords: salon services  

I Like Big Brushes and I Cannot Lie

July 29, 2013  | 

I remember, back in my first year as a nail tech, wrestling with my product. I just couldn’t seem to find that sweet spot that allowed me to pick up a bead of acrylic that was

Keywords: salon services  

Reading the Fine Print

July 19, 2013  | 

When I decided to experiment with online booking, I was wary. Letting other people book services for me has never proven to go smoothly in the past and that was in salons with a professional receptionist,

Keywords: clients   salon services  

L.A. Hair: Episode 6 -- Naja Needs Anthony's Help Polishing Toenails

July 19, 2013  | 

Gaybonics: "GUUURRRLLLL...CHILE...YES GAWD, YES JESUS...HUNTY, FIERCE...WERK...SHADE...REEEEAAAD…" Look, I’m  always down for  a good ol' kiki (butch queens raised me, it’s in my blood), but let’s just get this fashion show done, Anthony!It’s like everything he touches

Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon services  

Giving Up My Million-Dollar Idea

July 17, 2013  | 

Almost every client I have puts her hands inside my UV lamps. That’s a lot of wiping out and disinfecting the bottoms of the lamps. Today, one of my gel-polish clients asked me what was all

Keywords: salon services  

Priced as Marked

July 12, 2013  | 

How I charge for services has become increasingly varied over the last few years. It’s not a simple matter of “how much is a full set” anymore, now it’s more like, “Well it starts at X

Keywords: clients   salon services  

L.A. Hair: Episode 5 -– Naja’s Client Has Down-to-the-Nub Nails

July 11, 2013  | 

How many times have you met a stranger and been introduced as, “This is blank ______ (Naja in my case). She does nails.” The stranger immediately pulls her hands back in a hiding position and says,

Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon safety   salon services  

Gel...Like That Stuff You Put in Your Hair

July 10, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Sara Khalaf/NailsbySara (https://www.facebook.com/skhalaf2007) I talk about gel a lot, don’t I? Well, acrylic was the first product for building nail extensions that really took off here in the States. For a couple of decades,

Keywords: salon services  

Up For a Challenge

June 28, 2013  | 

Some days I’m all for a challenge. Bring me a photo of nails you found on Pinterest, bring me a dress you need to match, I’m all over it! The wheels get to turning and I’m

Keywords: clients   salon services  

Salon Owners Partner for All Night Nailathon

June 24, 2013  | 

Two Charlotte, N.C.-based salon owners have joined forces to form QC Nail Squad where they’ll be hosting “Nailathons” every other month. Kianna Baskerville, owner of Siditty Kitty, and Wanda Belk, owner of Zoe Nails at Ayrsley,

Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon services   social media  

On the Other Hand

June 7, 2013  | 

So I was talking about picking a niche, right? But there are a lot of people out there who are convinced that my own niche — all that clunky acrylic loaded down with glitter and artwork —

Keywords: money   nail tech issues   salon services  

Pick a Niche

June 5, 2013  | 

I was recently contemplating how diverse the nail industry has become in the last couple of years. It’s actually offered a lot of diversity for a very long time, but just these last few years that diversity

Keywords: marketing/promotions   nail tech issues   salon services  

How Did We Lose Focus?

May 24, 2013  | 

I was recently thumbing through my June copy of NAILS and stopped to read Jennifer Lambert’s “Just My Opinion” piece. Now I don’t know about “getting along,” and I have tons of thoughts about why we don’t

Keywords: nail tech issues   salon services  

Not In Real Life

May 1, 2013  | 

The problem with all those awesome pictures being posted on the Internet by polish and nail art bloggers and other do-it-yourself types of the nail art and fashion variety is that they do these amazing-looking things

Keywords: clients   salon services  

The Ultimate Before/After Adventure

April 30, 2013  | 

Allow me to apologize first for dropping off the planet. Back in January I put an application in for a space and was approved, but three weeks later after no communication from the guy, he had

Keywords: clients   salon decor/design   salon services  

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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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